A man of many hats, guitar / classical guitar / bass instructor Michael J. C. can be seen performing in various outfits throughout the world, most notably as rhythm guitarist / bassist Earl Grey of Chimay in the critically acclaimed medieval rock band Blackmore’s Nightfeaturing Candice Night and legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore . Between tours in Blackmore’s Night, Michael also performs private events exclusively for the Hank Lane Music agency in New York. Having worked in nearly every aspect of the entertainment industry, Michael brings extensive experience and historical knowledge that uniquely compliment his music instruction. Students who wish to learn an instrument as well as receive guidance to making a living in the entertainment industry have a great opportunity to do so through Michael’s teaching. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Business Education from Dowling College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Five Towns College. Previous professional credits include Producer / Writer for National Lampoon, Extras Actor in various films and television, and the Soundtrack Composer / Performer for the 2004 Off-Broadway Judith Shakespeare Production of Richard 3.